Honeywell released a new technology platform for its Total Connect service that allows home and business owners to remotely manage their security systems and view live video via PCs, smart phones, tablets and other Web-enabled devices. Total Connect 2.0 simplifies operation, reduces the installer’s operational burden and is pre-configured to work with Honeywell’s LYNX and VISTA alarm controls. It offers a true connection to the security system — providing real-time status and response. Highlights include an interactive dashboard with Flash-based graphics, enhanced navigation, a simplified set-up process and new capabilities that make it ideal for business owners with multiple facilities. The system’s new multi-site feature allows users to upload images of their locations, employees or family members and click on a photo to remotely check status. A hierarchal structure also allows users to efficiently manage these sites by letting the primary account holder add multiple users and customize access settings for each one. For example, users can set varying access rights for contractors, employees, cleaning crews, etc. The enhanced, Flash-based graphics and dashboard-style design improves system efficiency by allowing users to see their entire system on a single display. For more information about Total Connect Remote Services, visit the consumer website at www.mytotalconnect.com, or the dealer toolkit at www.totalconnecttoolkit.com. A mobile app for iPhone® and iPad® devices is available for free download in Apple’s iTunes® App Store.
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